California's Bayscape Landscape Management Wins Awards for Drought-Resistant Residential, Large Commercial Work

ALVISO, CA – For the 10th year in a row, Bayscape Landscape Management took top honors in two categories of the California Landscape Contractors Association’s (CLCA) annual Trophy Awards. The awards included recognition for the landscaper’s conversion of a drought-resistant residential property, and ongoing maintenance for a large-scale commercial property.  

“This award from the CLCA is a special honor to us, as it is represents recognition from respected peers and a trade organization that’s invested in what we do,” says Tom Ellington, president of Bayscape Landscape Management. “Bayscape has always been guided by the principles of sustainability and excellence, and we are proud of the fine work that our teams produced for clients this year in both the residential and commercial sectors.”

Bayscape’s awards, presented in a November 2015 ceremony, include:

Medium Residential Installation: First Place
Natsuhara/LaRue Residence (Sunnyvale, California)

This four-month project was part of the Santa Clara Valley Water District landscape rebate program, to incentivize residents to remove their lawns and reinstall with drought-tolerant plant materials. The Bayscape team, comprised of Construction Manager Rick Gallo and the construction crew, teamed with Julie Orr Design and Unique Concrete to completely renovate the front and rear yard of the residence. Hardscape work included the concrete walk, driveway, and wall, bluestone step stones, and decomposed granite paths. The woodwork included an arbor and raised planter beds, planting and irrigation installation, and low-voltage lighting.

When faced with construction of the heavy timber arbor’s jointing beams, the team was able to notch the beams, hiding all the connection points that lock the beams together. “This was a very clean and modern design that integrated an outdoor living space with a working vegetable garden,” says Gallo. “We enjoyed working alongside our clients to see their yard transformed.”

Large Commercial Maintenance: Outstanding Achievement
Heritage Model Homes (San Jose, California)

Bayscape has been the maintenance provider for the Heritage Model Homes complex since it opened in 2014, providing landscape maintenance service and quarterly annual color installation. The team included Bayscape Account Manager Ryan Jaqua and Crew Five, Julie Orr Design, and Unique Concrete.

“This is a marketing tool for the developer,” says Gallo. “So we had to be vigilant in all aspects of the details of the landscape, through superb training of the crews and insightful oversight by the account manager.”

The Landscape Industry Trophy Awards, presented by CLCA in the fall of 2015, aim to “encourage interest in landscaping, recognizing craftspeople who produce outstanding landscapes, create pride in superior workmanship, and to bestow public recognition on companies, institutions, municipalities, and residents for their interest in a beautiful California.”

Founded in 1992 by Tom Ellington, award-winning Bayscape Landscape Management has been a trusted landscape service provider focused on building, nurturing, and sustaining green environments in the Bay Area for more than two decades. The company’s mission is to keep communities’ landscapes healthy, beautiful, and prospering, by offering superb landscape maintenance services backed by quality workmanship, conservation practices, and top-notch customer service. To learn more, visit the company online at or call 408.288.2940.